Bill Maher

Bill Maher
"Sharks have been dealt a bad hand when it comes to their image. People demonize them as monsters, even though they are responsible for, on average, about five accidental human deaths per year; yet, humans kill 100 million sharks annually! Tens of millions of sharks are slaughtered worldwide each year for shark fin soup. Many more are slaughtered as bycatch by the commercial fishing industry. While we need to eliminate the market for shark fin soup, we also need to stop the recreational fishery in the U.S. that harvests an average of ½ million sharks per year. Shark Friendly Marinas will reduce the mortal take of sharks and encourage responsible use of our oceans. We are sentient in ways animals are not. Sharks are innocent. They’re not mean. They don’t plot. They deserve our protection. Shark populations are in serious decline. We must act now to set an example and no longer contribute to the ongoing slaughter.”
- Bill Maher, August 2010